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Planning a family or couples vacation to the beautiful island of Oahu in Hawaii is an exciting adventure filled with memories waiting to be made. From the sun-kissed beaches to the lush tropical landscapes, Oahu offers the perfect backdrop for capturing cherished moments with your loved ones. Hiring a professional family and couples photographer to document your vacation ensures that you can relive these special times for years to come. In this blog post, we’ll provide tips on how to find the perfect photographer for your needs.

Tips to help you find a photographer on Oahu:

1 Research Specialized Photographers:

It is important to know what style of images you are looking for a photographer to capture. Are you looking for couples photos, family photos, newborn photos? Are you wanting studio portraits, outdoor lifestyle photos at the beach? You will also want to figure out what editing style you are drawn to. This is a PERSONAL preference. Some people might like dark and moody images, while others might like light and airy images, and still, others might find light and creamy/dreamy images to be their favorite! You do YOU! I recommend browsing through the different photographer’s portfolios to get a sense of the different photographer’s aesthetic to ensure that their style aligns with your vision for the photoshoot. Photography is art, & there is no right or wrong way to edit an image.

2 Check Reviews and Testimonials:

Take the time to read reviews and testimonials from previous clients to gauge the photographer’s professionalism, reliability, and ability to work with families. Pay attention to feedback on communication, flexibility, and overall satisfaction with the final images. How long has the photographer been in business? Are they licensed and insured? This will minimize risk when hiring your favorite photographer. While you might have a budget, it is important to know and understand that pricing for a photographer where you are from will look different from pricing for a photographer in another state- especially Hawaii where the cost of living is high and nearly everything is shipped in.

3 Plan Ahead and Schedule Early:

Family vacations can get busy, so it’s essential to plan ahead and schedule your photoshoot early to secure your preferred date and time. Reach out to the photographer well in advance to discuss availability and start planning the details of your session.

4 Discuss Location and Timing:

Oahu offers a diverse range of scenic locations for family photoshoots. Work with your photographer to choose a location that meets your needs; whether it is finding a convenient location or a location that is further away but more secluded and beautiful. Often your photographer will already have pre-selected locations in mind. You will also want to consider timing for your photo session. You might think that a sunset photo session is always the best idea, but when you are traveling, do not forget about the time change. Hawaii is 3+ hrs behind the continental US, so that 6 AM start time is really 9 AM where you are from, or possibly even later depending on your hometown! However, one thing is for sure- golden hour will have the most flattering and beautiful light wherever you are on Oahu.

5 Communicate Your Vision:

Clearly communicate your vision, preferences, and expectations for the photoshoot with your photographer. Share any ideas or specific shots you have in mind, as well as any special requests or considerations for family members, such as young children or elderly relatives. I have a questionnaire that my clients fill out during the booking process which allows me to gather all of this info and more so that I am meeting the needs of my clients without having to ask them on the day of their photo session. Sometimes I will ask clients to remind me but I typically already have this information in mind beforehand which allows me to prep in advance.

Booking a photographer on Oahu is a wonderful way to preserve the precious moments of your Hawaiian vacation and create lasting memories that you’ll treasure for years to come. By following these tips and choosing a photographer who shares your vision and values, you can ensure a fun and enjoyable photoshoot experience that captures the love, laughter, and bond shared among your loved ones against the backdrop of Oahu’s breathtaking beauty. So, pack your sunscreen, and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime on Oahu.


If you are looking to book a couples or family photographer with a light/airy/creamy/dreamy editing style at a beach on Oahu, please email me at, text/call 415-343-2377, or CLICK HERE to inquire.


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